"Constitution of the Socialist Party of St. Louis: Adopted August 26th, 1901."
Published in The Missouri Socialist, vol. 1, no. 33 (Aug. 31, 1901), pg. 3
What is today known as "instruction creep" is evident in the constitution of the Local St. Louis of the newly organized Socialist Party, with the document more than twice as long as the equivalent document for Local St. Louis of the Social Democratic Party from one year previous.
The Missouri Socialist (later renamed St. Louis Labor) is specified as the official organ of Local St. Louis. Organization is on the basis of electoral ward branches, with only five members needed for the establishment of a branch. Expulsion procedures are spelled out in detail. Dues of 15 cents per member per month paid to the City Central Committee are specified.